We found 123 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolender include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolender is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 324
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. Dr. Gladstone accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Gladstone speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Genesys Health System.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty Road; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary works as a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clary include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. Before performing her residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Clary attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Clary is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cukrowski include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cukrowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Cukrowski is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Yahya F Murad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7071 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Yahya Murad's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Murad takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Dr. Murad attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Murad is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, General Care

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6330 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 110
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Tulin-Silver's clinical interests include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Tulin-Silver's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Musib Shafik Gappy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
27970 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 1
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Musib Gappy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Gappy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gappy performed his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Silvana Putrous Younan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27970 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Silvana Younan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Younan (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Her areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and women's health issues. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. She graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Priority Health, and more.

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Dr. Robert S Michaels, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 301
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Robert Michaels practices adult nephrology in Southfield, MI. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Michaels is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 211
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sircus trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sircus include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sircus accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Sircus is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Maurice Brown, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
27774 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Richard Brown specializes in family medicine and practices in Detroit, MI and Southfield, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Brown attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram

Dr. Lawrence Mark Eilender, MD
Specializes in Neurology
26400 W. Twelve Mile Road; Suite #170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Eilender is a Southfield, MI physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Eilender an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and neurological disorders. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Eilender attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brain Problems, Neurological Disorders

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27970 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 1
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Iyad Alosachie practices general internal medicine in Hazel Park, MI and Farmington, MI. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and echocardiogram (echo). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alosachie accepts. Dr. Alosachie (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Derek Adam Einhorn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Derek Einhorn practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Novi, MI. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and bone density test. Dr. Einhorn is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Einhorn's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Eliya studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark Paul Lebeis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 220
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mark Lebeis is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, congenital heart disease, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lebeis accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lebeis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.

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